Monday, 22 October 2012

A few pointers with the 3D work:
  • Try to move away from purely literal interpretations of your letterforms. Look at your 2D work and pick out shapes created by the spaces between letters (negative spaces) and use sections of letters, rotate and invert to make interesting forms.
  • Once you have a few elements constructed take visual stock of what you have. Look at your work from a number of angles to assess how visually successful your relief is. Your next decisions should be led by what you feel your piece needs e.g.:                                                                                    "It looks unbalanced, so I need to add height to the left hand side"               "I need some larger sweeping forms that travel through my relief to unify different sections"                                                                                        "I need to repeat the disc form to create visual links between areas of my work" etc.
  • Remember the quality of your making is really important. Cut the grey card carefully in layers, score evenly if you are making curved forms. Try to use slots and interlink elements to minimise or eliminate the need for glue or tape.
Over the rest of this week you will be finishing and photographing your relief pieces, and producing some plan drawings towards the creation of a fully 3D sculpture that we will undertake in the first week back after half term.
The week after half term is the last week of this project, so it is important that you use half term to get fully up to date with all the work we have tackled so far.
Over half term we also want you to prepare for the next stage of your work by researching two of the following sculptors (background information, several good images of their work and some personal analysis, minimum 4 pages of carefully presented research): 
Eduardo Chillida

David Smith
Naum Gabo: Head No.2
Naum Gabo

Richard Deacon, Read Sea Crossing
Richard Deacon

Anthony Caro

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